toe_head2001 Posted August 22, 2016 Share Posted August 22, 2016 1 minute ago, dipstick said: ...but what if the Author put malicious code in the .exe? You do realize an Author could put the same type of malicious code into a .dll file, right? For example, let's say Joe Shmoe posts a new plugin, and you download the .dll file. When you run the plugin in paint.net, it (the plugin) secretly executes some spyware. Suffice it to say, dll files are not much safer than exe files. I offer 3 ways to obtain my plugins, because for people like you (and me). - Installer. Great for noobs, and people that can't be bothered with manually placing files. - Zip of dll files. Good for people concerned/worried about sneaky installers. - Source code. For people that want to inspect (or hack) the code, and build it themselves. 1 Quote My Gallery | My Plugin Pack Layman's Guide to CodeLab Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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